Sunday, February 15, 2015

God makes beautiful things

Original painting by Amy Binder
For two weeks in January, we were at the Wycliffe USA headquarters in Orlando, Florida for Equip training. While we were there, we came across the image you see to the right, which hangs at the end of a long hallway. It depicts a Fore woman in Papua New Guinea reading a portion of the Word of God.

At first glance, it appears to be a black and white photograph, but as you draw ever closer to it, you realize that it is actually a painting made completely of fingerprints!

A single fingerprint may seem small, but as you can see if you look closely, many fingerprints together can form a beautiful masterpiece.

Click this image for a closer look at the painting
Bible translation is no different. In order for a people group to receive the Word of God for the first time in their own language, many people must be involved. Some of the "fingerprints" in that masterpiece are made by translators and other missionaries working overseas. The vast majority of the fingerprints, however, are made by those who diligently pray, faithfully give, and tirelessly encourage those who are overseas.

Our desire is to be a part of the work that God is doing to get the Bible translated for the hundreds of languages in Papua New Guinea that don't have even a single verse. We need many more fingerprints for that work, and we would love to have you join us in forming God's masterpiece.

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